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Arthritis Treatment for Dogs

As our companion animals live longer, it is not uncommon for them to develop arthritis. Arthritis can vary from intermittent soreness to an inability to walk. Annual health examinations, keeping our animals at an appropriate body weight and regular exercise will help keep your pet’s joints as healthy as possible.

What are the symptoms of arthritis in dogs?


Arthritis pain can vary from intermittent stiffness to the inability to walk. If your dog is showing signs of pain, they should be examined by a veterinarian to determine the cause of the pain/stiffness and to develop a treatment protocol. Mobility issues are not only specific to arthritis.

What causes arthritis in dogs?


Genetics, body condition, previous injuries and lifestyle all play a role in the development of arthritis.

What are some treatment options for arthritis in dogs?


Depending on the severity of arthritic pain, treatment can include pain medication, joint supplements, non-medical treatment such as acupuncture/physiotherapy and lifestyle changes.

Can I give my dog Aspirin?


If your dog is showing signs of joint pain, it is safer to speak to a veterinarian before administering any human medication as some can be harmful to our pets.

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Last updated: November 3, 2020

Dear Clients,

Due to the increasing number of Covid cases in Manitoba, we have updated our protocols to ensure the safety of our staff, clients, and community effective immediately.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Note: After-hour emergency services are available for regular equine patients only. All other patients with after-hours emergencies, please contact Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre at (204) 452-0911.

 

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Oakbank Animal Hospital